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Micky: We're heading in the right direction

25 July 2021

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon says the side are heading in the right direction, following a 1-0 win at Warrington Town.

A penalty from Mani Dieseruvwe saw Rovers make it three wins from three so far in pre-season, and Mellon was pleased with the performance at Cantilever Park. 

He said: “The players showed good levels of fitness of where we are at the minute. Like always, it’s something to build on and get better at. As we’ve seen today, we’re definitely heading in the right direction. 

The Rovers manager spoke about two players following the game, highlighting the performances of both Callum McManaman and Josh Cogley.

“He’s [McManaman] a good player, and he’s going to be a big player for us this season. We’ve got to be sure that we’re supplying him with the ball as much as possible, so he can cause some damage for us this season.”

“Cogley is a Championship player, we’ve done very well to get him here. We’re all delighted that he’s here. He has great athleticism, and technically he’s good. He’s a winner, and will be a big player for us this season.”

One debutant in the TRFC side was Sam Foley, who joined the club earlier in midweek. The 34-year-old came on in the second half, and Mellon said he was pleased with the addition. 

“He’s a little bit different to what we’ve already got in the squad. He’s got great experience and he knows where he needs to be. He’s got the experience and he knows how to get results in this league.”

The boss also spoke about potential incomings at the club, saying that the squad is still in need of new faces.

“We still need more, we know that. We’re working hard to get players in who we think will make an impact in the league. We’re working hard to try and make that happen over the next couple of weeks.

“We believe if we get the ones we want to bring in, it’ll certainly move the group forward. We’ve identified the people we believe we’d like to bring into the group and if we get them in, I’m sure we’ll be a force next season.”


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